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Biological Pacemakers: Still a Dream?

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A biological pacemaker is one or more types of cellular components that, when implanted into certain regions of the heart, produce electrical stimuli that mimic that of the body's natural pacemaker cells. Somatic gene transfer, cell fusion, or cell transplantation provide a way to realize it as somatic reprogramming strategies, which involve transfer of genes encoding transcription factors to transform working myocardium into a surrogate sinoatrial node, are furthest along in the possibilities. The idea, no doubt, is bright and appealing. The objective herein intends to dig into the subject trying to find out how realizable it really is.

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Name: IEEE pulse
ISSN: 2154-2317
Pages: 18-19

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